- Google has tripled the size of its presence at CES from last year.
- The highlight is "The Ride," a 3-minute roller coaster that tells the story of how you can use the Google Assistant.
- CNBC's Todd Haselton tried it out.
Google went big at CES this year, tripling the size of its presence over 2018. But the most intriguing part of its booth might not be the gadgets.
It's "The Ride," a three minute roller-coaster of sorts that tells the story of how you can use the Google Assistant throughout your day. I just rode it. Here's what it was like.
You start off in a room where a man is sleeping, and it's implied that we're about to go through his day and how he uses Google Assistant. It feels a lot like one of those starting rooms at Disney World.
Back inside. This room implies we can use Google Assistant to find a bakery, or to give you recipes if you want to bake your own goods.
And, about three minutes or so after we started, we pulled back into the station. There weren't any wild loops or drops, just a curving track that showed us how Google Assistant can help throughout the day. It was fun and it's the most impressive booth experience I've ever seen at any trade show.